Deliluh’s Day Catcher, was originally self-released in July. The album will be reissued through Hand Drawn Dracula on May 4th. The full-length was recorded at home on a reel-to-reel tape machine. The band also, recently released a video for the album’s “Creeping Tom”. Deliluh are performing at CMW Underground at the decommissioned Lower Bay Subway Station on May 11th.
Deliluh is an art-rock group at the centre of the west-Toronto DIY music community. Their shows mostly ignore the traditional circuit of bars and clubs, opting for more unconventional spaces like bakeries, libraries, veteran halls, apartments, and soon a dormant subway station. The core members are also responsible for some of the city’s latest string of house shows, taking place in the living room of their Bloordale apartment; a space known by many as Somewhere Else.
The album draws inspiration from their surroundings, using tape instrumentally with various broken pieces of sound and radio equipment to accompany the winding and eerie guitar driven songs they’ve come to be regarded for. Guest contributions from neighbourhood partners in crime add to the sinister celebration; perhaps most notably the brief but unshakable backup vocal of Anagram’s Matt Mason, lurking low near the end of “Siam”.
Hand Drawn Dracula
A1. Mass. Son
A2. No I.D. Denied
A3. Creeping Tom
B6. Bulls Run Free
B7. Mark’s Lobotomy
Deliluh Live Dates:
May 11 Toronto @ Lower Bay Station (CMW) w/ Secret Guest
June 16 Winnipeg @ X-Cues
June 17 Regina @ TBA
June 18 Saskatoon @ Witch Mansion
June 19 Edmonton @ TBA w/ Fountain
June 20-24 Calgary @ Sled Island